Yeah, I have my kitchen back. I will share real soon. Until then, here is the third instalment in A Clean Cook!
Well we have talking about the importance of having a clean, open work space and how that helps us to be A Clean Cook. Another way I think Thomas Keller meant to be A Clean Cook, is clean food. Well clean food in the sense of food free from antibiotics, pesticides, GMO, healthy food! I am trying to cook food as clean as possible. The less messed with the better. Made from scratch with products that are what they were suppose to be in the first place; no box items, processed as little as possible, free is chemicals. It is kind of amazing how hard it is to find clean, real food!
I have written several posts on the chemicals that are now in our food. About how companies can claim food is in their products, like fruit in cereal, when really there is not fruit at all, just a chemical combo with artificial flavors. I am beginning to understand how these chemicals are affecting my family and it scares me to tell you the truth. With the fact that some 80% of food has GMO and chemicals, it makes it hard to avoid them. I think it takes education and one day at a time approach. For us the first thing to go was extras, no more pre-made stuff (most of the time, I want to be real with you)! Then I started looking at every day things. I make most what we eat. Also I have been researching what companies I can trust. Here is a site where you can find which products are GMO free. I am not there 100% but pretty close. My garden is producing more but still has a long way to go. I have had to let go of extras in other areas of our life, so I can put more money toward wholesome food, like raw milk and grass feed beef. I think it is just about mindfulness. The more you know, the more you can make choices that are right for you and your family. Knowledge and owning what you eat makes you A Clean Cook!
Still more to come!
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